Heron View Bed and Breakfast is a converted barn situated beside the common in the charming and picturesque village of Maulds Meaburn in Cumbria around 12 miles south of Penrith.
Nestled in the Eden valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Maulds Meaburn is centrally placed for access to both the Lake District and the Pennines. The village makes a wonderful start point for walks and cycle rides right from the front door, and you will be able to find anything else you need just a short drive away.
Heron View was originally built as a bank barn, with the ground floor dug in to the hillside behind the barn so fodder for the livestock could be easily taken around the back and stored above the animals. The barn was converted to a home in 1996 and opened as a bed and breakfast in 2019.
From your guest bedroom you can look out over the village common to Lyvennet Beck, a small river running through the middle of the village. Local sheep graze through the summer on the common, and are free to wander all through the village. They can often be found sleeping on the warm road after a hot day.
The quiet countryside around the beck, the fields and hedgerows around the village, and the nearby Crosby Fell are marvellous places for wildlife and bird watching; common sights include red squirrels, hares, deer, oyster catchers, lapwings and yes, herons.
Cumbria has some wonderfully dramatic landscapes, and the Eden Valley around Maulds Meaburn is a hidden gem just waiting to be explored.
A hearty home-cooked breakfast with continental, vegetarian and vegan options is included in the cost of your stay. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any food allergies or intolerances.
Where possible, all our ingredients are locally produced, either from our own garden, the butcher in Appleby or the local fruit and vegetable growers’ co-operative in Crosby Ravensworth.
There is an excellent pub for lunches and dinners one mile away in Crosby Ravensworth – an easy walk along the river – and many other recommended eating places nearby.
Bring Your Bike
We are cycle-friendly, having cleaning and drying facilities, and secure undercover storage for your bikes. There are a number of circular routes available for one-day and shorter rides, or you could use us as a stopover on your long distance cycle tour, since Heron View is just a couple of miles off the “Wiggo’s Loop” option on the cycling Coast-to-Coast route, at an ideal point for an overnight stop.
The village of Maulds Meaburn has no 4G mobile reception. If your phone supports wi-fi calling you are welcome to use this method of making and receiving calls while on site at Heron View. Alternatively, just take a short walk up the hill until your phone starts pinging at you – it’s only a few hundred metres. One other way of looking at the lack of signal is as a blessed relief from the constant attention-seeking world of today. Just tell your friends you’re taking a holiday, turn your phone off, kick back and enjoy the scenery.